Anthony Hopkins to Star Opposite Olivia Colman in ‘The Father’

The ‘Hannibal’ star and the leading lady of ‘The Favourite’ have signed on to portray a father-daughter duo in the movie adaptation of a hit 2012 theater piece by playwright Florian Zeller.

AceShowbiz -Oscar winners Sir Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman are to star in Florian Zeller’s movie adaptation of his hit play “The Father”.

Hopkins will play the titular character while “The Favourite” star Colman has signed on to portray his daughter, who attempts to reason with her father about his living situation as she plans a move to Paris.

Novelist and playwright Zeller will also direct the drama from a screenplay he co-wrote with Oscar winner Christopher Hampton, according to Deadline.

His 2012 play won a Moliere Award for Best Play in France before hitting Broadway and London’s West End in 2015.

Kenneth Cranham picked up an Olivier Award for portraying the lead in London and Frank Langella claimed the Tony Awards’ Best Actor for the role in New York.

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